Bill Perkins, Democrat—Working Families, was re-elected to the New York City Council in a Special Election on February 14th, 2017.
During the previous decade, Bill Perkins represented the 30th Senatorial District, which is part of New York County and encompasses Harlem, the great preponderance of East Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights.
From 1998-2005, Bill Perkins served on the New York City Council.
In response to a myriad of health concerns in our community, Bill was the leader in the fight to combat the high rates of infant and maternal mortality, and has worked tirelessly on essential issues such as the crusade to end HIV/AIDS and the fight to enact universal, single-payer healthcare in New York State, forever putting “Patients Before Profits.”
A strong voice in the fight for civil rights and civil liberties, Bill Perkins originally introduced the Patriot Act Resolution in the City Council which mandates that anti-terrorism laws and policies be implemented in New York City in a manner that does not infringe on the fundamental rights and liberties of New Yorkers.